HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 c104W
Ms Rachel Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many readmissions to the Queen Margaret hospital in Dunfermline there have been over the last three years. [37847]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The total number of patients readmitted within 28 days of discharge from Queen Margaret hospital for the only two available years is given in the table. The reason for a patient being readmitted is not necessarily related to the reason for original admission. The longer after discharge that a patient is readmitted, the less likely it is that the reasons are related.

Period2 Total readmissions within1 28 days of discharge
April 1993-March 1994 2,105
April 1994-March 1995 2,880
1Includes both planned and emergency readmission with any diagnosis at any hospital in Scotland.
2Hospital officially opened 28 June 1993 with first patients admitted in April 1993.

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